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If you’ve just been diagnosed, it’s hard to know what to do first. There are a lot of things to consider, a lot of questions that you’ll want answers to. Coming up with an action plan can help you organize and prioritize what needs to get done. It can also help you feel more in control.Learn More
We know that cancer takes a major toll on the body. But often the side effects from treatment can be equally harsh — and can be particularly hard to deal with while on the job. Finding ways to manage them can improve how you feel and enable you to be more productive.Learn More
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I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer when I was 18... Having cancer at the same time as struggling to get my degree put a lot of things into perspective…I don't want to waste my degree, but I am tired of feeling like I am just failing at life…
Hi Meg, You earned a degree despite major obstacles and a degree is never wasted. So many people do not end up working in the functional area or industry that they went to school for and this is okay… you can truly find work that is gratifying.
Within the last year I was diagnosed with a Chronic Leukemia…I started a new job November 2016 and love it and love what I do but don’t feel physically capable…The company is just fast paced and high stress. I need help to ask for help.
Hi Delia, I think that the most important thing for you right now is to honor how you are feeling, and to take care of your physical and emotional well-being… Kindness to yourself, setting boundaries on what you can and cannot yet do, and perhaps even a shift in what you want to do going forward are all essential parts of your healing.
After my diagnosis, I went through treatment which cost me an eye and some after effects such as hearing loss and tinnitus…. I only work part time. I think I'm ready to do something more but I just don't know what or how to start.
Steve, The first and easiest thing you can do is get your public profiles updated and… start connecting with former co-workers and colleagues. … Next, you might want to consider job sites that focus on consulting opportunities or part time opportunities to start.
Nearly 50% of cancer survivors are of working age.
of cancer survivors still report work limitations affected by cancer-related problems 1-5 years after diagnosis.
cancer discrimination claims were received by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in 2017.
individuals access expert information, support and resources online, in print and in person annually.
of 2017 program participants said they can use what they learned in their day-to-day activities.
in travel grants have brought 206 scholarship recipients from 47 states to the National Conference since 2012.